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Creatures at Bheemannakuppe Kere

Yes, I am getting to the birds, but yesterday's tooth extraction was particulary bad. My wisdom tooth had an extra root, which apparently curved deep into the jawbone...it took 45 minutes to extract it, and yesterday evening was one of the most ghastly I have spent so far....

But today I am feeling better, and let me first share the insects and other Life-Under-Foot photographs...


The trip to Bheemannakuppe was a learning process about

BAGWORM MOTHS


I had made

this post

which included a photo of the

EVERGREEN BAGWORM

That had been infesting a tree in my daughter's garden,

but in Bheemannakuppe,

Sangeetha Kadur

showed us a couple of more varieties....


bagworm case 051209 b'kuppe


Look athe beauty of the wildflower on which the case rests!





and


2nd bagworm pupa 051209


Abhisheka Gopal, who works for

ATREE

showed me three stages of the Tortoise Shell , which is a variety of

BEETLE


Here's the beetle:

tortoiseshell beetle b kuppe 051209


Look carefully, and you will see that the four black marks which look like legs are actually part of a rounded "ledge" all around the beetle!


Its larva stage:

tortoiseshell beetle larvae 051209 abhisheka



Its pupa stage:


t'shell beetle pupa 051209



Abhisheka was sorry that she could not show us some eggs which would have completed the photography of the life cycle of the beetle!


Sangeetha also showed me this

FAN-THROATED LIZARD
fan-throated lizard 051209

We saw this

CRICKET FROG

sitting, showing beautiful copper eyes:


cricket frog 051209

Nearby, I saw this un id CATERPILLAR making its way over the rock:

un id worm 051209


I could not id this BUTTERFLY:


Photobucket

This one was a BARONET:

baronet 051209



The same plant that had the cylindrical bagworm case had this SPIDER mimicking a Stick Insect:


spider mimicking stick insect b kuppe 051209



The dragonflies were single:


bheemannakuppe kere red d'fly


dragonfly 061209



And sometimes double:

mating dragonflies on mud 051209




mating dragonflies on grass 051209



Well, we did see lots more, but that's all the Life-Under-Foot that I caught on camera! :)
Tags: bangalore, birding, butterflies, creation, insects, karnataka, lake, macro, photography, water, wildlife
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